Laois boys enjoyed great success this year in the pool, taking two gold, one bronze and seven 4th place medals. Sean Scannell, St Paul’s Portlaoise, took gold in the U-12 Backstroke. This is the fourth consecutive year for Sean to take gold at the National Finals.
Gold also went to U-8 Conor McMahon from Emo / Rath in the U-8 Freestyle. Jordan Overton, Emo/Rath took bronze in the U-14 Butterfly.
Mathew Doyle, St Mary’s Portlaoise, got a 4th place medal for U-14 Breaststroke. This is the first time ever for St Marys to win a swimming medal at the National Finals.
The St Paul’s Portlaoise U-16 Medley Squad, Eoin Donoghue, Thomas Martin, Aidan Nealon, Mick Carroll, Ian Heffernan and Christopher Carew also brought home 4th place medals from a very exciting final.
Thomas Martin, St Paul’s Portlaoise, was also placed in the top 6 for U-14 Backstroke, and Ryan Flynn, Ballyfin got to the U-14 Freestyle Final.
The U13 Squad from St Paul’s Portlaoise also swam very well and got into the semifinal. The team was Conor Donoghue, Sean Scannell, Sean Donoghue and Jack Rouget.